Director

Producer

Entrepreneur

ABOUT

 

I grew up in a little village in Germany, where I was trained as a classical pianist; then moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream to tell story that not only inspire but might also help change the world.

Along the way, I filmed Keanu Reeves in a wig, interviewed Stevie Wonder and his family, stumbled into producing one of the first ever scripted series for a brand online (IKEA), which reached 17 million viewers around the globe, all while working day and night to get a scholarship from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and starting an online newspaper that reports positive news only.

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RESUME

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WORK SAMPLES

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TESTIMONIALS

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  • “DOMINIK IS EXTREMELY CREATIVE, COLLABORATIVE AND ALWAYS CALM UNDER PRESSURE:  A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL WHO MAKES THE PRODUCTION PROCESS ENJOYABLE.  A TRUE TALENT.”

    Betsy Rott, Former SVP Original Programming at Wilshire Studios (NBCUniversal)

  • “DOMINIK IS THAT RARE PRODUCER WHO USES BOTH SIDES OF HIS BRAIN.  WHILE HE KEEPS THE TRAINS RUNNING ON TIME (HE’S GERMAN AFTER ALL), HE’S ALSO BRILLIANTLY CREATIVE AND HAS A KEEN SENSE OF STORY.  HE’S THE FULL PACKAGE.”

    Aaron Mendelsohn | Screenwriter, Secretary-Treasurer, Writers Guild of America West

  • “THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA WORLD WHO UNDERSTAND HOW TO DELIVER INNOVATIVE PRODUCTIONS ON-BUDGET AND ON-SCHEDULE AS WELL AS DOMINIK RAUSCH; I HAVE WORKED WITH HIM ON CAMPAIGNS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITH ANYONE ELSE.”

    Molly Sugarman / Director of Digital Media Innovation, Horizon Media

  • “DOMINIK IS A DIRECTOR WITH A FANTASTIC SENSE OF CHARACTER AND STORY, AND GRASP OF THE BIG PICTURE WHILE NEVER MISSING DETAILS. HE’S EDITING WHILE HE SHOOTS, MAXIMIZING EVERY SETUP, TAKE AND MINUTE ON SET.”

    Steve Eddy | Head of Production, The Tornante Company (Formerly Vuguru)